Tag Archives: healthcare

Dear Journalists: Your privilege is clouding your perspective on Obamacare website glitches

TweetIf I see one more journalist symbolically log on to the Obamacare website, I’m going to scream. If you’re making faux calls into the call center, only to complain about the lack of hold music, as if that is what’s critically important here, you’re severely missing the point. Tweet
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Immigrants pay more into Medicare than they use

Tweet In fact, they are kind of paying for citizens hospital care. The New York Times reports: “The study, led by researchers at Harvard Medical School, measured immigrants’ contributions to the part of Medicare that pays for hospital care, a trust fund that accounts for nearly half of the federal program’s revenue. It found that immigrants [...]
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New TRAP laws force Virginia abortion clinic to close after 40 years of service

TweetEarlier this month, the Virginia Board of Health voted 11 to 2 for new, irrational regulations on abortion clinics in the state, which many reproductive health and justice advocates correctly noted were intended not to make clinics safer for patients but to effectively erode access to abortion care in the state. This weekend, the effects [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetArizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom. Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. [...]
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Quick hit: Moving forward from past reproductive injustices against black women

Tweet Dr. Vanessa Cullins (Vice President for External Medical Affairs at PPFA) and Eleanor Hinton Hoytt (Black Women’s Health Imperative President and CEO, featured in the video above) have co-authored an important piece on The Grio framing recent progress in civil and women’s rights in proper historical context which includes reproductive injustice against women of [...]
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